‘Apply to all sites’ checkbox takes effect for the ‘Update’ button only. This scheme will work:
1) Rename role;
2) Turn ON ‘Apply to all sites’ checkbox;
3) Click update.
Role with this ID will be renamed/created if it does not exist at all subsites of a network. Capabilities of this role will be synchronized.
Thanks for showing me a problem. It’s useful to take a fresh look at a long time existing functionality.
I think now that it will be better to move ‘Appy to All sites’ checkbox from a main form to the update confirmation dialog opened after click on ‘Update’ button, to not confuse users. And may be add ‘Appy to All sites’ checkbox to the dialogs opened for other buttons.